ARG – Just as I was having pretty good luck with OLW too. Yes I know the Blogger publisher is a feature rich tool, which I used on the last blog. However, it has an irritating feature and an unusable restriction.
Irritating in that I like small thumbnail photos on the blog, side-by-side. Click a photo if you’re interested to see a larger version. I could get by with centered photos, larger photos like many folks do.
However, I cannot use a tool that requires an online (aka bandwith usage) presence! Drafts and edits should be and really need to be done offline. Then posted as drafts, for final edits
I find my solution is the same as those who reported the 501 error and perhaps other errors. As reported to TravelWithTheBayfieldBunch by Sherry from InTheDirectionOfOurDreams the workaround is simple – but it is a workaround!
Go to Google PhotosWTH??? hope this helps others.
Create a new album; insert a single photo
Name it: Open Live Writer
Viola! Every thing works perfectly
BTW my release of OLW is current at 0.6.0.0